Etranger Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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Etranger – literally translated to 'The Stranger' – is a wine that has been dubbed "an Australian version of French Pauillac" by Robert Parker, a world leading wine critic of international standing.
Deep crimson purple in colour. Lovely dark rich black fruit on the nose open up to show varietal notes of cassis and blackcurrant as stand out features. Powerful fruit purity and varietal notes cassis and blackberry and blackcurrant dominate while seamless oak and fine tannins provide line and length to this smooth voluptuous wine.
Grapes were specifically sourced from the Western Barossa Valley. It's hard country with the shallow grey sandy soil over red clay producing small bunches of intense, non-herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon. Cropping levels were low and much of the older vineyards were hand picked and selected by vigneron and winemaker especially for the high fruit intensity of the individual grapes. 2019 was another stand out vintage from a quality point of view although we had the lowest yields in recent history which meant incredible intensity of flavour and colour. We use extreme cold maceration to extract as much natural fruit flavour as possible and use open top fermenters and hand plunge keeping our old-world winemaking philosophy front of mind during the entire process to ensure only the finest wine is aged in barrel for 12 months prior to final blending and minimal filtration.
Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now but will evolve beautifully over the next 7 years
|2019 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 94 POINTS|
|2018 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD Medal|
|2018 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS|
|2017 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 95 POINTS|
|2017 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD|
|2016 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 94 POINTS|
|2016 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD Medal|
|2016 Vintage||CWSA 2018 Best Value - GOLD Medal|
|2011 Vintage||Decanter Asia Awards 2013 - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||AWC Vienna 2013 - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||CWSA 2013 Best Value - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2013 - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine, August 2013 - 90 POINTS|
|2007 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|
|2005 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 POINTS|
|2004 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|
|2003 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|